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October Contents

History - That Glorious Summer by Robin Gill 6 View from the City 12 Achieving A Better Work-Life Balance 14 Quick Quz 15 New Malden Matters 16 Want to save for your children? What are the options? 18 Sudokus 20 Recipe Spice - One pan lemon and herb chicken roast 22 Sparkie - More Smiles to the Mile 24 Gardening Beautiful Bulbs 26 Clubs Rotary 34 Codeword 36 Kid’s play 38 Parkin’ some thoughts 41 A Photographer Dreams 42 Solutions 46 Royal British Legion Malden & Coombe Branch 47

Published by Malden Media Ltd Editor Jenny Stuart jenny@maldenmedia.co.uk 020 8336 2915 www.maldenmedia.co.uk 36 Rosebery Avenue KT3 4JS Please note that the opinions expressed in this magazine do not necessarily represent the views of the editor. All advertisements are commercial and not indicative of any endorsement by the editor who accepts no responsibility for any loss suffered directly or indirectly by any reader as a result of any advertisement or notice published in this magazine. All in-house artwork and editorial presented in this magazine remains the copyright of Malden Media Ltd. No part of this magazine may be reproduced, stored on any retieval system, or transmitted in any form - electronic, mechanical. recording, photocopying, or otherwise without prior permission from the Publisher.

Welcome to Your Village Voice Well, it’s been a good run, hasn’t it. So lucky to have had amazing weather for months and months but, alas, last night the socks and winter boots (and raincoat) were excavated and the FitFlops retired for the evening out celebrating a lovely friend’s special birthday. And all too soon we are already talking about half term, the clocks going back and planning for bonfire night. A sad farewell to those early morning lovely long dog walks in shorts and t shirts and blazing sunshine... well my next job is to find a comfortable pair of waterproof boots that will see us through this winter and beyond. My last pair (now leaking) was a little on the tight side and, combined with thick and warm welly inserts proved rather challenging to remove - not what you need whilst struggling with a still energetic, excitable and very muddy dog. The good news is that Matty now trots straight into the shower and I question why we put ourselves through the pain and mess of washing him in the bath. What were we thinking! Please get in touch if your school, club or organisation is planning any events in November or December that we can help to promote - at no cost to you. Or if you have a local business and want to get the word out locally then check out our rates online www.maldenmedia.co.uk, or call me for a chat to see what would work best for you. And as a reader, please support the businesses that advertise, and let them know where you got their number from. In order to deliver the magazine to most of the KT3 postcode, we split the distribution over a two month period. So if you have had this edition delivered you probably won’t get the November one. There are a limited number of copies available from Waitrose, New Malden library, Tudor Willams and the Malden Centre but don’t forget that it is also published online - you can get the link from our website.

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New Malden History That Glorious Summer by Robin Gill As we approach the 105th anniversary of the start of World War 1, I thought it was important to reflect whether the months of May to July 1914 leading up to the war, were rightly called “the golden summer”. Bad omens It certainly can’t have been the weather; there are reports of villagers taken shelter in marquees at various events because of the rain. On 14th June, there was what was called a “Blood Red Tempest” when a massive storm broke over a wide area. Day became night, with sheets of blood red lightning and loud bursts of thunder. Heavy rain was followed by hailstones “as big as walnuts”. The whole storm lasted for about four hours, and under the railway bridge on Kingston Road, water lay to a depth of four feet. The tram service was delayed until six o’clock that evening, and the first vehicle through, had water reaching over its wheels, and onto the floor of the carriage.

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Maybe the portent of trouble ahead occurred as early as 5th May when Malden’s fountain was knocked down a horse drawn timber van from Fulham. The two horses were drinking at the trough, and when they pulled away to continue their journey the protruding wood hit the structure. The fountain was damaged again ten days later, when a horse and cart from the Clapham Park Bottling Co, bolted and collided with the structure knocking down a temporary lamp. Charles Davis a resident of Malden for fifty years, and who lived almost opposite the fountain, took the unfortunate opportunity to suggest to the council, that the erection be replaced by an illuminated clock. The

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council did not take up his idea and the fountain was repaired with two lamps replacing the original solitary light. New institutions The young men of the village were blissfully unaware of what lay ahead for many of them, as a new institute was opened on the site of the Holy Trinity Church. The main instigator of this scheme was Mr Graham P Spicer who had led the Young Men’s Bible Class And Institute for a number of years. Mr Spicer had begun his association with the class then run by Mr James Hurst in 1905 when he played the harmonium for them. He subsequently took over the group with help from Dr Cran, and by 1914, the membership had risen to 111 (men aged 1626). These members enjoyed an outing to Marlow in July, including a trip down the river with a picnic on its banks. May, also saw the formation of the New Malden branch of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Society. Although younger than some of the other branches, they held large meetings before the outbreak of war, and amongst their speakers were Clara Rackham known for her inspiring words, and Robert Cholmeley. Although never proved, it was suspected that suffragettes were responsible for dousing some trees in Richmond Park with oil and setting them alight, causing a call out from the Malden and Coombe Fire Brigade. Large crowds flocked to the Derby at wondering whether there would be any repeat of events of the

previous year which resulted in the death of Emily Wilding Davison. All roads to Epsom were busy and on the morning of the race there was a continuous stream of all kinds of horse-drawn vehicles and motor cars long Church Road and Old Malden Lane. This year a lady called Ada Rice was arrested after firing a starting pistol at a policeman. Animal antics Generally life went on as normal in Malden where, according to the papers “A goat is to be seen following its mistress on her daily walks, walking at her heels quite indifferent to road traffic and passers-by,” and, where “a cat has taken a great fancy to a young cuckoo, which is being reared by hand. The cat carries the bird around on its back, and plays with it as though it was a kitten. If any other cat approaches, it is immediately up in arms”. Council considerations The council meanwhile had other things on its agenda; they had recently taken possession of a new extension built onto the council offices (which had only been built in 1905). The extension housed a new council chamber, which the council were eager to try it out. Holding their first meeting there on 16th June, they were quick to praise the local architect Harold Bailey (later to build the parish hall). Mr Bailey called it a “labour of love” and stated that most of the design work had been carried

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at his home Culloden in Coombe Road. The room still required cork flooring and curtains which would improve the acoustics. But the council was not always inward looking, and on 13th June, all the officers and workmen employed by the council were treated to a day out at Box Hill. 124 employees set off in charabancs from the council offices at noon, and had lunch on the slopes of the hill. The outing was at the instigation of one of the councillors George Hodgson who was chairman of the Highways Committee and during the course of the day he was presented was a silver mounted ebony walking stick, engraved with his initials on behalf of the council employees. The party toured Surrey in the afternoon before returning to Box Hill for tea. Sports were held in the evening, and the charabancs returned to Malden at 8.45pm, with the hope the outing would become an annual event. Other important matters for the council to deal with included proposed arterial roads from Greater London into Surrey. The council were against any new roads feeling that any increase in traffic could be dealt with by the widening of certain routes. They were also anxious that any proposed route from Kingston Vale (Kingston By Pass) did not cut off the newly opened Beverley Park from the rest of the village. The park apart from recreational amenities was also used to graze sheep by Mr Ransom the local butcher.

Sports and recreation July also saw the annual cricket week at Malden Wanderers ground in Burlington Road. This celebration started in 1907, and proved very popular in the district. In 1914 the Malden team were strengthened by the inclusion of four Surrey players Sandham, Gillespie, Hayes, and Hobbs. Jack Hobbs (who scored 71) known as The Master had played for Surrey since1905, and England since 1908, regarded widely as the world’s best batsman and was at his peak. Gillespie (who scored 76) was killed at Ypres less than two years later aged 27. Continuing on a sporting theme, there were plans to establish a golf course between South Lane and the Hogsmill and the other side of the river in Surbiton. It was hoped that this scheme, would stop the land being purchased for housing purposes. Whether it would infringe on nearby properties in the Kingston Road, such

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To give you an example of how this would all work in practice, let’s take the average UK salary as the number I’ve decided that I want. That’s currently around £27,500 a year. Now, if you’re due a full state pension (which not everyone is), this means you will receive about £8,500 a year towards it. I then multiply the remaining £19,000 a year needed by the 25 to give me a total of £475,000. So it’s this sum that I would have needed to have set aside to keep me in retirement. Unfortunately, it’s quite a significant number, which I feel is really at the heart of the problem as to why a lot of us don’t calculate our own total.

“I’ve got all the money I’ll ever need, if I die by four o’clock”, was a statement by the American comedian, Henry Youngman. And while I’m confident that everybody reading this will have more than enough to last them significantly beyond today, it does beg the question of how much is enough? It’s a question that can, however, be quite difficult to answer because you need to have made a number of decisions to decide on a figure. That number is unique to you as it’s entirely up to you how you will live during your retirement. So, if you’re planning to lead a rather dull existence you would, of course, need less money than if you’re planning to trip the light fantastic in style several times a week. You’ll also need to factor in that you will no longer be going to work. While you may save on the travel costs and tedious sandwich lunches, you may instead have to spend something to supplement some of the social life you enjoy as a result of working. And if there’s no work to get in the way, you’ll now have the chance to take up that new hobby that you’ve always wanted to. This could leave you spending an amount that’s more akin to that spent on a weekend, every day of the week. If this is beginning to sound rather a lot, you can seek some reassurance on that score as there is a high likelihood that you will have paid off your mortgage. Any costs connected to your children should have also fallen by the wayside. Have you reached a figure yet? If you’re still scratching your head, a reasonable starting point is a number that is around two thirds of your current annual household income. With that figure, you can now calculate the total amount you need to save. This can be done using the useful rule of thumb of the ‘25x pension rule’. Yes, this is never going to give you a precise amount, but it’s a start in much 12

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Achieving A Better Work-Life Balance 1st – 5th October is National Work Life Week, focusing on how employees and employers can improve work-life balance. Research undertaken by campaign organisers Working Families found that: • Half of parents feel their work-life balance causes stress. • One in ten is ready to resign (without another job). • Seven out of ten parents work at home in the evenings or weekends, due to increasing workloads, organisational culture and manager attitudes. But working long hours is bad for us. Research by Public Health expert Prof Mika Kivimäki showed that people working 55 hours or more per week have a 33% higher risk of stroke and a 13% higher risk of coronary heart disease than those working a 35 to 40-hour week. Experts suggest this is probably due to prolonged sitting, stress, less time for exercise and less time for relaxation and healthy eating. So, how can employees achieve a better work-life balance and how can employers help? Employees: Think Flexibility The Working Families study showed that half of people in the UK want to work flexibly but fewer than one in ten jobs advertised offer flexible working. • Discuss your requirements and possible solutions with your employer, such as flexible working, changing work times, reducing your hours or working fully or partially from home. • Self-employment may appeal but be warned: it has its downsides and doesn’t suit everyone. Finding work, selling your skills, doing your own bookkeeping and admin, taking sole responsibility for the quality and completion of projects, avoiding distractions and motivating yourself can be overwhelming, stressful and lonely. • Know when to say no and when to down tools (resist opening work-related emails after hours). • Get enough sleep. Working into the night is ultimately counter-productive as your memory, response time and concentration will all suffer. You’re also putting yourself at great risk of mental and physical health issues.

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• Prioritise tasks and break them down into smaller steps to stay on track, avoid being overwhelmed and have a feeling of achievement. Employers: Listen to Your Employees To become a more flexible employer: • Investigate how technology could help your employees work from home or while travelling, using Cloud-based services to access real-time financial data, message colleagues and collaborate on projects online. • Listen to employee requests regarding flexible working etc. with an open mind, but also express your concerns so that they can address them. A trial period allows both parties to see how well a new working pattern performs in practice. • Consider offering job-share options. You should also consider the well-being of your employees and ensure you’re meeting your legal obligations to them. • Do they get their statutory breaks in a place away from their workstation? • Do you signpost or offer mental and physical health services? • Do you ensure equipment is positioned correctly to avoid physical strain and fatigue? • Are employees encouraged to speak up if they feel the demands placed on them are too great? Research shows that happier, healthier employees are more productive and loyal, so caring about their wellbeing is not just altruistic – it makes good business sense as well. To find out more, visit www.workingfamilies.org.uk.

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New Malden Matters …..And so does its parks and open spaces!

Park). Work on these two Parks has been completed and is due to start on the Kingston Road Recreation Ground Tennis Courts at the beginning of October with completion probably in December 2018. Finishing touches will be carried out in the Spring of 2019.The Courts can then be hired at a cost of £6 per hour or a flat fee of£50 per year per household.

A short while ago, one of our members contacted the Association to ask if we could become involved in improving the Kingston Road Recreation Ground, which had become very run down and consequently, had experienced some vandalism from local teenagers, From this start, we arranged meetings with Councillors as well as an incident of fly tipping. Councillors had from the Norbiton Ward (where the Rec is situated) and funded a balance trail in the Childrens’ Playground in contacted Councillors in Beverley Ward (where California summer 2017, and some of the residents had attempted R.J. Tree qualified & profession R.J. Tree Services qualified & professional staffServices dedicated Road and its residents isare situated). We also met with the to do some work in the grounds but it was too large Green Spaces Officer from Kingston Council; a proposed a job and had not continued. One of the worries to the highest levels of service in every to the highest levels of service in every instance. meeting with Chelsea Ladies Football Club, the grounds expressed, was that if the Recreation Ground was not which are are next to the Recreation Ground, and also used, the Council would use this as an excuse to turn it We happy to give advice –with on all you We are happy to give advice – onof all your arboricultural Friends of Manor Park (on the way toqueries. Worcester Park) where over to Developers for the building of flats. a similar initiative began last summer and where residents thrown themselves wholeheartedly into restoring the We arranged a meeting on the Grounds with some of • and Free • Free quoteshave Park and getting more people to visit use it.quotes the residents and it was apparent that the grounds re dedicated were unloved and really not very welcoming•forFully NPTC qualified • Fully NPTC qualified An initiative of this kind has many benefits to the visitors. It was also apparent that there was support • Tree / cr Treea reductions / crown thins community. Councils no longer support parksreductions and for an initiative to actually do something and•within open spaces as they did in days of yore. There is not the short space of time, we had an agenda put ultural relatively queries. • Tree felling • Tree felling money, so we are told, or the wherewithal to maintain together, an idea of what was needed and what could these grounds. Whilst that can appear to be bad news to be achieved. • Stump removal • Stump removal residents who do use the parks and Recs, and watch as they We also found out very quickly that the Surbiton Rackets • Hedgeworks become gradually neglected and vandalised in many cases, and Fitness Club, in a deal with the Council, • hadHedgeworks leased R.J. Tree Servicesit qualified professional staff are dedicated can mean that& residents will eventually get together to & repo three sites for 10 years, to bring the tennis courts up to • Tree surveys • Tree surveys &what reports see can be done and achieved. scratch (the other two are Beverley Parkto andthe Alexandra highest levels of service in every instance.

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From the basic idea of “we’re worried about whatever, but what can we do?” very quickly can grow into a movement that can galvanise and move many more people to participate. The days when we can leave everything to the Council, I believe, are no longer with us. But if residents, as has happened in this instance, take the initiative and take action, then Councils and Councillors will support residents in their aims. In the case of Kingston Road Recreation Ground, residents have already had one volunteer day to litter pick, cut back some of the overgrown greenery, and begin a wildflower meadow and it shows that you can never be too young to take an interest! This was organised primarily by the Kingston Environment Centre who provided some of the tools and plants, and help from the Council in providing more equipment. We have just been advised that in the next round of funding, the children’s playground will go forward along with the playground in Dickerage Lane. With a bit of luck and the wind in the right direction, Chelsea Ladies Football Club may wish to get involved and this could bring more groups – football clubs – fitness groups etc. along to the Grounds. With more usage and effective maintenance, the Recreation Ground will begin to flower again. These spaces are valuable to communities. They provide a breathing space in the locality, a place for people to meet, a gathering place for mums and children (not to mention

dads and children), an area where youngsters and not so youngsters can get and keep fit. Their importance also means that teenagers can get involved in something locally and the vandalism which does go on, might decrease either partly or wholly. The New Malden Residents’ Association is fully behind initiatives such as this one and is pleased that it was approached for any help and support it could give. The Residents of California Road are the driving force behind the work to be done and we believe that this is an example of “people power” that can work and can bring various sectors of the community together. So congratulations California Road and hopefully when most of the work on the Recreation is completed, there will be a grand opening to which we hope you (the reader) will come along. Please watch out for our the Kingston Road Recreation Ground website which we hope to get up and running in due course, from which you can follow our progress and, perhaps, it will inspire you to get involved. Equally, if you have participated in something similar and can give us any tips, please contact us via the Residents’ Association. Frances Marsh, New Malden Residents’ Association www.newmaldenresidents.org.uk

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Finance Want to save for your children? What are the options? Putting money aside for your children is a great way to offer them a little security as they get older. You do not need to save a huge amount – even a few pounds each week adds up to a nice little nest egg over time. You can teach younger children good money management skills by offering a little more pocket money as long as they save the extra amount. If they are old enough, get them involved in choosing a savings account and physically putting the money into it each month. Ad hoc saving You do not need to save regularly to make a difference, however – you could put some money away as and when it is available if that suits you better, and move it around if a better interest rate comes up. The money is likely to come in very handy when it is time to pay for driving lessons, or a first holiday abroad with their friends. It is helpful to be aware of the different types of accounts and investments available, so what are some of the options when it comes to saving for your children? Piggy bank Saving into a piggy bank is so simple, and a great idea for younger children. You might be surprised how much can be saved this way, and not only that, it teaches young children more than one important life lesson. Learning to take responsibility for putting money away safely, the value of money, and the fact that you have to save for the things you want from life are all important factors. • It is a straightforward way to save. •You can teach a young child the value of each coin. Junior ISA There are two types of ISA for children – a Cash Junior ISA, and a Stocks and Shares Junior ISA. They are available if your child is under-18 and living in the UK, and you can open one or both types of account. The money in a Junior ISA belongs to your child and is locked away until their 18th birthday, when the account upgrades to an adult ISA. This is a key feature of this type of saving, as unlike other savings accounts aimed at children, you will not have access to the money once it has been deposited. Your child is able to manage their own account from the age of 16, however. Junior ISAs are protected by the Financial Services

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Compensation Scheme (FSCS) up to a value of £85,000 per institution, as long as the account is held with a UKregulated provider. • This tax year (2018/19) the savings limit is £4,260 for each account. • There is no tax to pay on the interest or investment returns in a Junior ISA. Friendly Society tax-exempt plan A child tax-exempt savings plan offers a guaranteed minimum tax-free lump sum at the end of the term from a share-based investment fund. This type of account is designed for saving over a relatively long period of time – usually 10-25 years. The proceeds could be used for significant future outlays such as university fees, or perhaps the deposit on a house, but your child needs to be over the age of 16 to receive the cash balance. • You can currently save £270 a year if you make ad hoc deposits, or £25 a month if it is on a regular basis. • Charges vary between Friendly Societies so it is worth shopping around. NS&I Premium Bonds Premium Bonds are an easy and very popular way to save money for a child. Instead of earning interest, each £1 bond you purchase has its own number that is entered into a prize draw each month and could win between £25 and £1 million. This is an engaging way to make saving interesting to children, and you can help them make reinvestment/ spending decisions if they win money in the draw. All winnings are tax-free, and to a young child even the smallest prize of £25 is a substantial amount. • You need to buy a minimum of £100 in Premium Bonds, with the maximum amount that can be held being £50,000. • Prizes totalling more than £2million are paid out each month. Child pension You can set up a pension fund for your child and transfer it to them when they reach the age of 18. Starting a child pension offers a little stability when they become an adult, and gives them a valuable head start in their retirement savings. • The government tops up each contribution you make into a pension by 25% (up to a total of £2,880 in 2018/19), which considerably increases its overall value over time. • You can still contribute more than £2,880, but it will not attract the government’s top-up. However you decide to put money aside for your child, your attitude to risk may guide the decision as to whether to save or invest. You will also need to consider any fees and charges if you decide that investing is the preferable option.

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Recipe One pan lemon and herb chicken roast A quick and easy roast for midweek or Sunday lunch with hardly any washing up! Serves 4 Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes 50g butter, softened 2 garlic cloves, crushed 3 tbsp fresh chopped mixed herbs (see Tip) 2 lemons Salt and freshly ground black pepper 8 chicken thigh portions 500g baby potatoes, halved 2 tbsp virgin olive oil 4 sprigs fresh rosemary, broken into small sprigs 1 Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6. Place the butter in a bowl and beat in the garlic,

mixed herbs and the zest and 1 tbsp juice from one of the lemons. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. 2 Ease the skin away from the chicken thigh portions and gently push about 1 tsp of the herb and garlic butter under the skin of each portion then smooth the skin back down. Place all the chicken portions in a large roasting tin. 3 Toss the potatoes in half the olive oil and season. Scatter around the chicken along with the rosemary sprigs. Cut the second lemon into thin wedges and nestle them in between then chicken and potatoes. Drizzle over the rest of the olive oil. 4 Roast in the pre-heated oven for 55 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes until the chicken is golden and cooked though and the potatoes are crisp and tender, turning the potatoes and basting the chicken with the pan juices once or twice. Serve from the roasting tin with steamed green vegetables, if liked. TIP You can use any combination of mixed herbs for the garlic and herb butter – thyme, parsley and oregano all go particularly well with chicken. Or just choose one strongly flavoured herb such as tarragon.

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Out and About Sparkie - More Smiles to the Mile You may have been luck enough to have seen Sparkie around New Malden and beyond. Sparkie also took part in our Malden Fortnight parade this year, winning one of the Prized trophies. Here he is in Chris’s words... Sparkie is an electric car, made from recycled junk and old tat. As my neighbour’s skips and bins bore fruit, of bits of this and bits of that. In 2012 she went on to the road, she was so very new, With dustbin lid and beer barrel front – comparisons are so very few. In days long gone by when electric cars were a joke, I thought I would give it a try, Petrol and diesel were the ace in the vote, when an idea came out of the sky. A forklift truck with motor so strong, its torque and silence unique, The controller and scrap motor I got for a song, with no fuel or liquids to leak. Her Dad was a forklift, and Mum a trusty 2 Cee Vee, The suspension into a Pembleton frame was stuck, to make the car you now see. Riveted aluminium sheet was added, by bending it over one’s knee. So VOSA and DLVA Rules were studied, for passing their test - was the key.

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Charging is simple with a three-pin plug, connecting to a socket in any home, Its long rubber cable reaching where ever you go, so Sparkie can visit any zone. In days long gone by when I came to a halt, the batteries I did not judge, A friendly house allowed Sparkie a volt, whilst I had a cuppa and fudge. When Sparkie now visits the big City sights, in touring fair London Town, Around Piccadilly, Trafalgar, Soho lights, and The Palace with never a frown; Pedestrians and drivers of busses and cabs, visitors and road runners too, Come friendly calls and honks on the horn, with smiles and pointing at you. With all so polite and courteous to boot, most give a smile and a wave, Road rage and frustration are all cast a-foot, with people so all well behaved. Bus queues they chat, and cyclists talk, even motor cyclists do so as well, They say, ‘cool car’ and ‘blow your horn’ and laugh when I ring the bell. When out and about driving Sparkie around, she always brings you a smile, CO2 emissions are nowt, Carbon footprint so clean, she is so cheap per mile. Road Tax is free and Congestion Charge exempt, so Sparkie has little to pay, The final cheer when filling the tank - some venues even give electricity away!

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Indoor games for wet autumn days

When the summer has gone and you’re not able to get out as much with your dog, it’s important to keep them active even if they’re in the house. Try these indoor games to stimulate mind and body, prevent boredom, and let your dog thrive through the wetter autumn months. Treasure Hunt It’s a good idea to play this

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game in a room that has carpet or other non-slip flooring so your dog doesn’t injure itself in the excitement. Hide some of their favourite treats in one or more areas of your home, and let them hunt for the ‘treasure’. If your dog is more tempted by toys, you could always replace the treats with their favourite ones. This is also a good game if you make people they know the ‘treasure’ – especially when children are involved as it keeps them entertained too. Treat puzzles Stimulate your dog’s mind with chewable toys, puzzles, and activity balls in which you hide food treats. It will take some

time to work out how to get to the treats, and the activity balls keep them physically active too. Ball games If you have a long hallway, you can roll the ball along and get them to bring it back. Throwing a ball up the stairs is also a great way to give them the exercise they need without setting foot outside. You’ll have a very tired friend on your hands before long, ready to play again the next rainy day. www.bluecross.org.uk/pet-advice/indoorgames-dogs barkpost.com/life/12-rainy-dayentertainment-ideas-for-dogs By Ann Haldon

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Gardening Beautiful Bulbs Pippa Greenwood Why not make your house all the more special this winter with some colourful bowls of bulbs, perhaps with some gorgeous perfume too? You can buy ready-planted bowls of bulbs later in the year, but act now for a stunning display at a fraction of the price. The best bulbs are those described as ‘prepared’, which means they will flower well, reliably and uniformly indoors. Although often pricier they are still great value, as results with standard bulbs may be unpredictable. I like to use prepared hyacinths, but I have bowls of nonprepared bulbs too. Visit your local garden centre now and you should see a good array of bulbs for sale, plus all the other things you need. Special bulb bowls are a good buy, and are available in many colours. They’re like huge soup bowls, but in plastic or china, and have no drainage holes. You can use normal flower pots, but put a fully waterproof container or saucer beneath each pot to protect your furniture. Bulb fibre or special compost formulated for indoor bulb planting performs better in containers without drainage, but is more expensive, and you can use standard multipurpose compost if you wish. Hyacinths for forcing are available in many shades, but use a single colour in any one container as there is often some variation in flowering times between the colours, and ideally you want all the flowers out simultaneously. Specially prepared crocus, paperwhite narcissus and some other daffodil types are also available. You can create a low-cost bowl with a large bag of inexpensive dwarf narcissus, such as ‘Tete-a-Tete’. Crocuses also work well. Fill your bowl about one third full of compost for larger bulbs to one half full for smaller bulbs. Firm the compost gently and position the bulbs pointed end uppermost. They can be quite closely packed, but not so they touch each other or the sides of the bowl. Nestle the bulbs gently into the compost and then top up with compost so that just the noses are poking out. Water the compost lightly until moist but not waterlogged. Cover the bowls loosely with a black bin liner and put them in a cool, dark place so that the bulbs can form good root systems. Check the bowls every week or so and apply a little more water if necessary. Bring the bowls out into the daylight once the shoots are about 2-3cm tall, which usually takes

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3-5 weeks. Put them in a cool spot with plenty of natural daylight, where the shoots will continue to grow and develop a healthy green colour; they will now need a little more water. Put your bulb bowl in a warmer room once the flower buds start to colour up. For a really smart look, cover the compost with some moss or tie a seasonal ribbon around the bowl. Visit Pippa’s website www.pippagreenwood.com and you’ll find some great gardening items: stylish cloches, tunnels, the fantastic SpeedHoe, plant supports, raised bed kits, EasyTunnels, gardening tools, Grower Frames, signed books and more! Or why not book Pippa for a gardening talk at your gardening club?

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Clubs

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New Malden Rotary Club Malden Golf Club,Traps Lane Monday evenings 6.15 for 6.45pm Barry Collins 07740 257 255

Fit For Life – Older adults fitness. Every Monday at 9:35am. Improve balance, strength and flexibility. No mat exercises. All exercises are seated or standing. Advanced Circuit Training suitable for those with good base level of fitness. Every Monday 10:30am Where: New Malden Library, KT3 3LY When: Every Monday during term time. Booking required. First session FREE. Contact Sabrina sqactive@ yahoo.co.uk or 07739 147987 Monday Netball Club Mondays 8.30pm Katie Leason 07910 256107

English Conversation Group meeting during term-time from 10.00 to 12.00. Chris & Elspeth Coke; telephone 0208-942-7388 mobile 07903618159

St James Players If you enjoy acting do come or help backstage. Mon and Weds 8pm St James Church Hall, Bodley Road New Malden. Mem Sec: linda@dunnz.net

Tuesdays

Kingston and District Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance meet on the last Tuesday every month except July and August, and December when we hold a Xmas Lunch. In addition to our main interest of keeping in touch with local and national issues affecting pensioners, we arrange a variety of speakers to entertain us on lighter subjects, such as 24th April, Round the World on a reclining bicycle, 29 May a Quiz and 26th June slide show on Central America. Venue: Marion House, Girl Guides Hut, Tadworth Avenue, New Malden KT3 DJ, from 2pm to 4.15pm. Mrs Brenda Denby, 0208 398 6054 brendadenby@live.co.uk.

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Fencing Club, every Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:30 pm at Coombe Boys’ School, College Gardens, New Malden KT3 6NU. Children & adults, beginners & experienced fencers are all welcomed. Equipment is provided. club@kingstonfencing.co.uk kingstonfencing.co.uk

Early Morning Running Group Hill training on The Hamptons, covering 6-8 miles. Mixed ability group. No fee. Meet: The gates of Sir Joseph Hood Playing Fields, Marina Ave, Motspur Park, KT3 6NE. (Three minutes walk from Motspur Park station). Time: 6.00am at the gates. Finish 7.30-7.45am. Olwen 07941 898896, olwenseear@gmail.com.

Arthritis Care New Malden Branch Arthritis Care Kingston and District Meetings 3rd Tuesday of the month 7.30pm in the evening at Alfriston House Berrylands Road Surbiton Jocelyn King 0208 942 6745

The New Malden Ladies Badminton Club When: Tuesday at the Malden Centre from 20.30 till 10pm We are a mixed ability club looking for new members. Lynda 020 8949 2673 or just pop in.

NHS Retirement Fellowship Are you retired or about to retire from the NHS? Why not join us on the 1st Tuesday of every month from 10am -12 at Royal British Legion, Hollyfield Road, Surbiton, KT5 AL. We have speakers, activities, coffee & chat. Other outings & activities are also arranged during the month. Lorna 020 8337 4121

Half Shares We are a group of widows who meet together on the 1st Tuesday of every month. We have a speaker and enjoy a cuppa and a chat. Come and join us at 1.45-3.15pm at Christ Church Centre, Coombe Rd Lily 020 8949 1431 The New Malden Investment Club Our meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Grafton Club, Grafton Road, New Malden. Secretary 020 8942 1926

Malden Bridge Club When: Tuesday

evenings 7.30-10.30pm Graham Spicer Institute, by entrance to Waitrose car park. John 020 8942 7560

Act For Justice New Malden Baptist church; Westbury Road. KT3 5BE. first Tuesday of every month, 8 - 9.30pm. This group aims to combat human trafficking. We’ll discuss issues of forced labour, sexual exploitation and domestic servitude, raise awareness and fundraise. ellykeevil@hotmail.com

Wednesdays

Malden & Coombe Social Club For The Blind Alternate Wednesdays 2pm to 4pm Mike Ball 020 8942 0819 Volunteer drivers/helpers VERY welcome Talking Of Trains In Surbiton Talks at the Surbiton Library Hall each Wed evening throughout the winter months. 1st meeting free, cost £50pa www.talkingof trains.co.uk

Colouring Club A soothing and enjoyable pastime for adults with no skills needed. 1011am at Cafe Galio. Royal British Legion, Malden and Coombe Branch meetings are held at the Grafton Club on the second Wed of the month at 2.30pm. New members welcome. Jan Feist: janfeist@hotmail.com

Thursdays

KINGSTON U3A SINGERS! 10.30 - 12.30, Glenmore House, 6 The Crescent, Surbiton KT6 4BN. We enjoy singing many different styles of music. There is no formal audition but we are looking for the ability to sing in tune, a willingness to practice at home between rehearsals and, above all, an enthusiasm for making music. A quarterly charge is levied to cover choir expenses. Please ring Helga Randall 020 8397 8712 or Roger Dench on 07759 020433. Early Morning Running Group Speed work on tarmacked areas, totaling 6-8 miles. Mixed ability

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group. No fee. Meet: The gates of Sir Joseph Hood Playing Fields, Marina Ave, Motspur Park, KT3 6NE. (Three minutes walk from Motspur Park station). Time: 6.00am at the gates. Finish 7.30-7.45am. Olwen 07941 898896, olwenseear@gmail.com. New Malden Quilters Association is a not-for-profit group which meets on the first Thursday evening of each month at St John The Divine, Kingston Road, New Malden from 7.30 – 9.30.pm Refreshments are provided during the evening. We enjoy a variety of speakers, workshops, meetings, friendship and welcome anyone interested in Quilting and its associated crafts. £6 entry for guests. We are lucky to have a number of talented members who are willing to share their knowledge and expertise with us. A warm welcome is extended to all visitors, especially beginners.

and 4.00pm for Tea And Chat. If you are on your own please feel free to drop in for a free cup of tea and some company. 411 Malden Road (between Worcester Park station and The Plough). 213 Bus stops nearby. The Malden and Coombe Townswomen’s Guild welcome new members. We meet at 10am on the third Thursday of the month at the United Reformed Church hall in New Malden. We are a friendly group of women of all ages and backgrounds. We have interesting speakers from various organisations; outings, clubs, bring and buy sales and competitions. We charge just £3 for your first visit which includes coffee and biscuits. Deirdre Banks on 020 89494743

Malden Camera Club New Malden Library, Kingston Road Thurs evenings throughout the year at 7.45pm www.maldencameraclub.org.uk

Malden Centre Orchestra Malden Centre, Blagdon Road, 10am-12noon every Thursday (term St. John’s Hall is open between 2.00 time only). Come and enjoy great farnboroughskid@gmail.com 075785780726

symphonic music in a friendly group of players under the leading of an experience conductor. newmaldenorchestra.weebly.com Contact: pbuttaboni@yahoo.co.uk Tolworth Badminton Club Tolworth Recreation Centre Thursday evenings 7.30-9.30 Intermediate/advanced level tolworthbadmintonclub.co.uk Pat 0208 395 9175 or just turn up

Malden Emergency First Aid Society (Mefas) Members meet each Thursday evening at 7.30pm for First Aid training. New members required. Everyone welcome. Hall available for hire. Christine 07966661015

Kingston Association for The Blind Lunch Club at The Mefas Hall, rear of Malden Centre, Cocks Crescent, New Malden - for people with a severe sight loss - for a sandwich lunch on the last Thursday of every month 12.30 to 2.30 pm. £3 per person and friends or family are welcome.Kerry at K.A.B. 020 8605 0060

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bridge club at the Shiraz Mirza hall (behind Norbiton station). We play 24 hands of duplicate bridge - with electronic scoring - every Thurs from 7.30pm.Host system so partners always available. £5 table money. Parking available outside the hall. Also buses and trains from very close by. Rosemary Vase 0208 5468719 or Pauline Finn 0208 549 3270 or just turn up

Malden And Coombe Flower Decoration Society St.James Church Hall Bodley Road 3rd Thurs of the month 7.30pm. Why not come along to these evenings and dazzle your family and friends with your expertise! Visitors £6 Alison Honor 020 8949 8036 Malden Wanderers Badminton Club 22, Cambridge Avenue, KT3 4LE When - 8.30-10pm We are a friendly club looking for new members. Bobby 07946 532 846 New Malden Women’s Institute Shiraz Mirza Hall, Manor Park Hall, Malden Road, New Malden, KT3 6AV. 2nd Thurs of each month at 7.30pm Barbara 0208 546 1495 or twocavs@googlemail.com

Kingston Debating Society An evening of lively intelligent debate, where you get to have your say. Thurs7.45pm 10 March Kingston Methodist Church, Avenue Road, off Fairfield South, KT1 2UJkingston debating.org.uk New Malden Youth Choir for children 7-15 years old 6.15-7.15 every Thursday in term time at New Malden Methodist Church Contact Jane on 07775654854

Fridays

Craft Group We meet at New Malden Baptist Church on the 1st Friday of the month from 7.30pm - 10pm to knit, crochet, sew, papercraft, bead. Fiona on 0208 949 8269 or ron_fibb@tiscali.co.uk.

RSPB Epsom & Ewell Local group 2nd Friday of every month at 7.30, apart from July and August, at All Saints Church Hall Fulford Road, West Ewell with guest speakers who illustrate their enthusiasm on a variety of natural history subjects. We also have several birding outings throughout the year which is arranged to suit all ages. There is a small charge for non-members of the RSPB. rspb.org.uk/ groups/epsom.

Over 60’s club St. James Church Hall. Bodley Road, New Malden from 1pm to 2:30 pm (Doors open at 12:30) We have musical entertainment, a raffle and refreshments. Sheila 0208 949 5118

Saturdays

Cathy or Marion email saturdayclub@staywellservices.org Learn to sew and knit! Do you want to learn to sew or knit, improve your skills or just meet other knitters and sewers to work and chat? Join the Sew and Sews on the second and fourth Saturdays at 10.30 a.m. at St. James’ Bodley Road. Everyone welcome. 50p for refreshments.

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Emanuel Rugby Shannon Corner, KT3 4PU Adults Tuesdays and Thursdays,7.30pm, Saturday 2-3pm. Children: Registration at the club is 1030am with training starting at 11am on Sundays

emanuelrugby.co.uk info@emanuelrugby.co.uk Fergus McCarthy 0845 8338974

Malden Lime Grove Bowling Club, New Malden Both new and experienced bowlers are welcome at our friendly club with coaching on hand to guide and advise. We bowl outside from late April to the end of September, but social events for members are run throughout the year. For enquiries ring Sue on 0208 395 6778 or John on 0208 949 4315 www.maldenlimegrovebowlingclub.com

Supreme Bowls Club

We welcome new bowlers of both sexes, all ages, and all abilities from late April to end of Sept. Come and try bowling for free. We are a friendly club with around 70 members on the Kings College Sports Ground close to Woodies pub at the junction of Thetford Road and Windsor Avenue, New Malden, KT3 5BF. Mick or Di on 020 8942 0294. supremebowling.org.uk.

West Wimbledon Society Table Tennis Club

Friendly social table tennis club in Raynes Park welcomes new members (sorry not complete beginners). 020 8947 3564. Surbition Bowls Club Alexandra Rec, Tolworth. Roll ups Tuesday evenings from 5,50pm. Small friendly mixed club (35 players.) David 020 8224 2385

Surbiton Croquet Club

Where: Alexandra Drive, Berrylands. Croquet is a game for all ages and abilities. All welcome at very friendly club, including (especially!) complete beginners. Free introductory croquet coaching sessions. Chris Osmond 020 8330 6698 Malden Manor Bowls Club, Manor Park, Malden Road. New members will be made very welcome. Roll ups, league matches, internal and external competitions; we offer bowling for all levels of interest and ability. Men’s Secretary Gerald 020 8949 4623 or Ladies Secretary 020 8394 0877.

Saturday Dementia Club staywell Services 2nd Saturday of the month 11am to 2pm in New Malden for people living with dementia, their family and carers, Call 020 8942 8256 and ask for

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Fundraising In July 2019 Luca Viani, Rebecca Newman and Rosa Boyd from 2nd Malden (St Josephs’) Scout Pack will be joining up to 36,000 other young people and taking part in the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. They will be joined by several other young people from New Malden and around 15 other young people from Kingston. Luca, Rebecca, and Rosa have to raise a large amount of money to take part in the Jamboree and the money they raise not only pays for their trip but it subsidises those from poorer countries to attend the Jamboree. So far the 3 of them have been bag packing, baby sitting, gardening and helping run a stall at the Malden Fortnight in order to raise funds. 2nd Malden Scout pack has been part of the New Malden community for the last 15 years and during this time hundreds of children have had the opportunity to be a Beaver, Cub or Scout and have had the chance to take part in a wide range of positive activities.

On Saturday 6th October at 7pm at Corpus Christi School, Chestnut Grove, New Malden, they are holding a Fundraising Quiz to raise funds that will be split between 2nd Malden pack and their fundraising efforts. If you would like to come along to this fun evening, tickets are £8 for 1 ticket, £15 for 2 tickets or £55 for a table of 8, The quiz is suitable for young people aged 14 and over and tickets will be £3 but young people need to be accompanied by an adult. There will be a bar and snacks available on the night as well as a Raffle and other games. If you would like to buy tickets, donate a raffle prize, sponsor a question round or you need a baby sitter (with references) odd jobs done or have any fundraising opportunities for Luca, Rebecca or Rosa, please email annamarie.boyd.quiz@gmail.com

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Clubs Rotary Club Of New Malden With summer now turning towards autumn the members of the Rotary Club of New Malden begin to look to Christmas and particularly the arrival of Santa in the High Street and the switching on of the Christmas lights. Some commuters arriving back at the station one evening in early August might have been surprised to see the Christmas lights suddenly appear but this was a test to make sure that everything is in working order for the switch on at the end of November. A lot of people in the Borough believe that New Malden’s Christmas lights are the responsibility of Kingston Council but in fact the lights are purchased by New Malden Rotary Club from the sponsorship monies we raise from local businesses on a yearly basis. In fact, without the support of our local businesses and local organisations – and the Council - there would be no Christmas lights and New Malden High Street would be a duller and darker place for it. Given that so many businesses large and small have been going through difficult times over the past few years Rotary is all the more appreciative when they

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put their hand in their pocket to ensure that we can all properly celebrate the festive season. Talking of celebration, the Rotary Club next year celebrates ninety years of being a part of our local community. In 1929 – not perhaps the most auspicious date in modern history – the Club opened its doors and it has been going strong ever since. In that time the landscape of New Malden has changed dramatically. Rotary too has changed worldwide, today an international services body of 1.2 million members in over 34,000 clubs around the world, the largest private charitable organisation in the world and the only one to have an official office at the United Nations in New York. In fact the UN charter was in part based on Rotary’s principles. Rotary may have changed since its inception but its aims, though, have not: it is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a non-political and nonsectarian organization open to all people regardless of race, colour, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. It was Rotary which initiated the ‘end polio’ campaign, a campaign which over thirty years has seen in excess of 2 million children inoculated against the virus and polio eradicated in all but two countries across the world. Locally Rotary carries on its humanitarian work through supporting local schools and charities in various ways and increasingly linking with other like minded organisations in our area to maximise the benefits to our community. Our club meets weekly to keep in touch with our projects and review progress, enjoy fellowship and have a dinner together. If you have an interest in joining our club please contact our Secretary on :- tel 07946526783 or Barry Collins - on tel 07740257255

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Health Time to choose? Beautiful Autumn is here. It’s that time of the year we start thinking about adding some activities to our life. Whether it’s because of the joints, suffering from the drop in temperature or battling the blues brought by the shorter, darker days. The good news is, There’s a new way of getting more active: That’s “Nia”. It’s a safe, non-impact, body/mind movement programme. It defines a new approach to wellness. With Nia, you will fall in love with your body, learn to choose pleasure over pain, take off your shoes, feel your body and express yourself. You become conscious of what you do as a way to heal and enjoy your life. If you’re still unsure, feel shy or find it challenging trying something new, here are the experiences of some local people in New Malden, who tried Nia for the first time and want to share their experience with you: Pamela: My fitness level is good - considering my age (71) though I have some neck arthropathy, wear and tear in the upper and lower back areas of the spine , chondromalacia in both knees, Morton’s neuroma under one foot, with dropped arches in both - and currently tennis elbow! Sounds worse than it is. I’m very active, walking a fair bit and doing a gentle exercise class once a week run by a physiotherapist. I’ve had to give up Yoga and Pilates because I found many of the exercises were unfortunately aggravating my neck and lower back condition.

After the first Nia class I wondered how those problematic parts would feel later that day and the following.The proof of the pudding, as it were.... To my surprise and delight I have had no adverse reactions; no additional aches and pains anywhere and no stiffness. What I liked about the session was the fluidity of movement. We hardly stopped for the whole hour, but because the teacher emphasises that we are all different and need to respect that, each of us could move to our own capabilities while following the same rhythm of the music. There are basic steps but again these are open to individual interpretation. Additionally I enjoyed moving around the room from time to time, rather than everyone standing in straight lines, and engaging the facial muscles by being encouraged to express a variety of emotions stimulated by the music. After a shower and a short period of rest, I felt I had increased energy over the day and well into the evening. Lynn: I’m in my fifties and apart from walking l was not particularly active. I enjoy Nia for the energy it gives me. It’s easy to follow with Gelara’s excellent guidance. I’m quite a shy person but have felt very welcomed. I find her way of interpreting the music & the ethos of NIA is unusually liberating as we challenge the whole of our bodies to move in our own way. What will be your experience, moving with Nia for the first time? You’ll know when you join us and give it a try. Class and contact information are in the advert below.

Every-Body Dance Nia Move, Dance, Kick, Shimmy, Stretch, Laugh, Rejuvenate, Relax and Breath With The Nia Technique Weekly Classes in Space Studio, New Malden Weekly Movement classes for Every-Body, regardless of age, size, shape, fitness level and wobbly bits! We dance and move to thrive in your body, mind and life. An uplifting class full of easy to follow movements, done to your body’s way, aiming at joy, pleasure and wellbeing, to a backdrop of soul stirring world music. No Experience required. Just your body and a yearning to feel better. Classes are welcoming, friendly and non-competitive. Wednesdays 10:45-11:45am Penrith Road, New Malden

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Kids Play There’s lots going on for pre-schoolers Mondays

10am to 11.30am Tots In Tow St John’s Church, Kingston Road Contact Dave on 02089425643 Bumps and Babies under 1 NCT coffee morning, Mondays. 10am to 11.30am. The Glasshouse Pub, New Malden. All welcome. NCT members and non-members. For more information and to confirm the next meeting date please contact Coordinator.Kingston@nct.org.uk

Saturdays

10-12noon Who let the dads out is at Norbiton Children’s Centre, The Mount School, Dickerage Lane, New Malden Runs the third Saturday of every month. 10am-12pm Stay and Play - Dads group - - first Saturday of every month New Malden Children’s Centre, Burlington Road 020 8336 1561. Every second Saturday of the month, New Malden Library 10.30-11.00am. Free Saturday Rhyme Time for under 5s. Dads especially welcome. Join us for 30 minutes of rhymes, songs and instrument shaking! Men behaving Dadly is a group that meets on a Saturday morning once a month in the Christ Church lounge. Dads bring their young children to enjoy playing with the toys and relax together by eating bacon sandwiches and drinking coffee.

Tuesdays

10am to 11.45am St Joseph’s Toddler Group St Joseph’s R C Church, Montem Road 9.30am to 11.30am Sparkles United Reformed Church, Cavendish Hall, Cavendish Road Contact Peggy Cox 020 8949 3402 to visit. 9-11.30 Stay and Play New Malden Children’s Centre, Burlington Road 020 8336 1561

Wednesdays

10am to 11.30am Tots in Tow (see Monday) 10am and 11.45 ST Joseph’s Toddler Group (see Tuesday). 12.30pm - 3.pm Stay and Play (0 - 5 years) - New Malden Children’s Centre, Burlington Road 020 8336 1561

Thursdays

9.45 to 11.30am Methodist Church Parent and Toddler Group Methodist Church, High Street, Contact Julia Morton 020 8942 1288. 9.30am to 12.30pm 9.30 - 12 noon Childminders’ drop in including school holidays, Norbiton Children’s Centre, The Mount School, Dickerage Road, 0208 942 2559 10.30-11am Story Time for age 2.5+ at New Malden Library

Fridays

9.30am to 11.30am Christ Church Parent and Toddler Group Christ Church, Coombe Road Contact Susie Gregerson 020 8241 9423. 9.45am to 11.15am Tadpoles Parent and Toddler Group New Malden Baptist Church, Kingston Road 020 8942 6912 – not a drop in session so call first. 10.30-11.00am Rhyme Time for age 0-3 at New Malden Library 9-12.Toy Library New Malden Children’s Centre, Burlington Road 020 8336 1561. Also at NMCC Breastfeeding Support Group - 10.00 - 12.00 - first week of the month Twins Support Group - 10.00 - 12.00 - Second and fourth weeks of the month,

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Sweet Recipe Makes 6 Ready in 1 hour, plus cooling and chilling time

Salted Caramel, Chocolate and Chilli Tartlets

It may sound like an unusual combination but a hint of fiery chilli complements a rich chocolate dessert perfectly. Serve with a spoonful of thick cream or Greek yogurt for a really indulgent dessert.

Ingredients: • Flour, for dusting • 250g ready-made sweet shortcrust pastry • 260g jar salted caramel sauce • 25g unsalted butter • 100g dark chocolate, broken into pieces • 1 small red chilli, deseeded and chopped (see Tip) • Shredded fresh basil leaves, to decorate (optional) • Icing sugar, for dusting

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Blanch the chopped chilli pepper in boiling water for 1 minute, then refresh under cold water and pat dry with kitchen paper. This will remove a little of the fiery heat from the chilli. If you prefer, replace the fresh chopped chilli with a sprinkle of dried chilli flakes.

1. Lightly dust a work surface with flour and roll out

the pastry to about 3mm thickness. Use to line six 10cm tartlet tins. Prick the bases with a fork and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas mark 6.

2. Line each tartlet tin with a circle of baking paper

and fill with baking beans. Bake blind in the preheated oven for 7-8 minutes. Remove the beans and paper and bake the tarts for a further 4-5 minutes until the pastry is crisp and pale golden. Leave to cool completely, then remove the pastry cases from the tins and place on a board.

3. Divide the salted caramel sauce between the cold tartlet pastry cases, smoothing the surfaces level with the back of a teaspoon. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

4. Place the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl

set over a pan of simmering water and leave until melted. Remove the bowl from the heat and stir the mixture until smooth. Cool for 20 minutes then spread over the salted caramel filling. Chill for 1 hour or until set.

5. To serve, sprinkle the chopped chilli pepper over the set chocolate topping and scatter over the shredded basil (if using). Dust with icing sugar.

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Parkin' some thoughts by Nick Hazell

The High Life Edith Piaf would not be my chanteuse de choix. I’m more Kylie than culture. However, one of the tunes with which the French songstress is most closely associated could be said to resonate with my current mood. There’s no room for regrets. It’s better to look back on life and say, “I can’t believe I did that” than to look back and say, “I wish that I had”. I had reason to express that view on a journey home from work this month. My driver was explaining how his recent conversion to Buddhism had caused him to wrestle with the concept of doing frivolous things. Apparently, the activity of our minds becomes less frivolous as we begin to practice on the hinayana path leading to a happier, more sane, and meaningful life, blah blah. I’m not sure if he was in search of a like mind but it would soon have become clear to him that he was talking to the wrong person. Overthinking, I suggested, will destroy his mood. He should breathe, relax, let go and enjoy himself. Life is too short. I fear there may be one less in attendance at the next meeting of the Bermondsey Buddhists. There is though a danger with this philosophy and I’ve got to be careful it doesn’t lead to what might be considered bad judgement. For example, some of my symptoms are so frustrating that I’d try almost anything to make them more manageable and so an unusual opportunity seemed to make absolute sense when it really shouldn’t have. Through a Parky Pal, I was offered the chance to involve myself with an upcoming TV project, the Drugs Cafe. Set in a Dutch coffee shop, adults of all ages and backgrounds would be invited to take marijuana, sometimes for the first time, to test the theory that cannabis can bring about more harmonious human relationships. As part of that, a few people with neurological conditions were being asked to participate to explore the effects of the weed and fuel the debate on whether Cannabis should be legalised for medicinal purposes. This seemed a good idea to me. Cannabis has been found to relieve symptoms of Parkinson’s and so the

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chance to experiment at someone else’s expense without being arrested was one I felt could not be turned down. It was an absolute no brainier. Yeah. Live life with no excuses. Travel with no regrets. Amsterdam here I come man... What was I thinking??! I’d somehow taken the view that it was sensible for a lawyer with 2 young kids to appear on prime time television smoking dope without risk of being made to look an absolute arse and being unemployed upon my return! The only brain missing was the one in my head. Fortunately Victoria, as ever, was on hand to steady the ship of desperation before it sank on the sea of credibility faster than a business plan on The Apprentice! Having decided it career limiting and with Edith’s lesser known song from her later years entitled “je regretterais beaucoup” ringing in my head like a prophetic air raid siren, I politely declined. Still, I reckon there’s something in it. After all, nothing else works, Mrs H loves to travel and drinks coffee by the sea container. Maybe we should do a city break without a camera crew in tow. As Kylie would say, “je ne sais pas porquoi.... pas”!

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A Photographer Dreams.... by Hugh Griffiths www.creativelight.org.uk showed lots of colour in the distance (maybe there was a bit of cloud over there). At first, I was just walking along, and missed seeing this pool behind some rocks, but when I did … gosh, it was worth it. The colours on the water and the sky in the distance made for a very satisfying picture. The water was completely still, as it often is at that time of day. As the sun rises, it heats the water and you get ripples on it – and the wind is often (in my experience anyway) more noticeable by its absence. But, there was something missing. The water was totally still and didn’t have much reflection or interest other than colour. So, I started throwing stones in to see what happened. Most of my throws weren’t helpful, but this one was. I like the way that the ripples are covering about half the picture, making it interesting for you. But not too much so, as I really want you to be looking at the

Lancing – my favourite place. Well, one of my favourite places. The sunrises and sunsets are so fantastic there. The colours are gorgeous and make the sea and land look lovely. I took this picture just after 5:30 one evening in October last year: in fact, I took about 20 as the sun went down – some of the pier and the sun, some just of the clouds and the sun and some just of the sea and the clouds. All nice, but this one was my favourite. Worthing pier in the distance is a fun place to go and is a good walk from where we stay. 5 kilometres is quite an acceptable walk – and if I’m lazy I can get the bus back from there. But when the weather is nice it is a lovely time to spend walking past the fishing boats on the strand. The two people on the rocks at the front give an anchor to the scene: one of the other photos I took that evening had no one there and it seems a bit empty and asks the question of why I included the rocks. The sun is just beginning to dip into the sea alongside the pier. Something that I liked, but caused a competition judge to say that I should have had it behind the pier and not alongside. I didn’t agree with him … The colours are very dramatic and are a fair reflection of what I saw at the time. All in all, this picture gives me a happy memory and is one that I would be happy to hang on the wall. … Earlier that month I had been taking sunrise pictures down there. It’s one of the nice things about this time of year that you can take sunrise photographs without having to be out of bed at 4 am: I took this picture at just before 7 that morning. Still slightly unkind to be out and about, but acceptable. The tide was out which meant that there was more to walk on, other than the pebbles that are normally all you have. There was some sand and the seaweed covered rocks stretching out into the distance. Another clear day, so the light was good and the sun rising 42 Please remember to mention the Village Voice when you speak to our advertisers


colours at the top as well. The rock on the bottom left is a nuisance. I should have moved a bit to my right and avoided it altogether, but I didn’t, and it is still a satisfying picture to look at. … People watching is always fun. A bit creepy maybe, but so long as you don’t make a lifestyle of it, it can be quite OK. I don’t often go to the National Gallery in London – portraits and old Masters are not at the top of my favourites list. But recently I have started going to museums, maybe motivated by the Art Fund Pass (https://www.artfund. org/national-art-pass) my son gave me for my birthday last year. It’s a terrific way to spend your time (if, like me, you have that privilege), and I find that I can learn about how to make more of my photography by seeing other artists doing their best work. In most museums you are allowed to take photos – albeit without the use of flash. Not in the formal exhibitions, but that leaves a lot of places to use my camera. I take a lot of pictures of individual works of art (sculpture or paintings) so that I can have a memory of them and can look through them when I work on my composition techniques or use of light or whatever.

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But it is also fun, in my view, to catch people as they look at the pictures on show. And this photo does just that. These three are looking at a picture in the Gallery – actually it’s in a small anteroom off one of the galleries, and is often full of schoolchildren and their teachers sitting and learning about art. I took the picture partly because I wanted to remember how the artist composed the scene – with buildings on the right, a harbour in the centre and a temple on the left … mirroring the ‘rule of thirds’ that photographers swear by. The people looking at it, however, make it more than just a remembrance. I think that the composition of the whole scene is more pleasing by having them in – they give life to an old place! When you take photos, it is always worthwhile asking whether including people will enhance it or detract from it; landscape photographers such as myself don’t usually include any people in their pictures. So, this one is a very pleasant diversion for me! … The Malden Camera Club meets on most Thursday evenings at the Library in Kingston Road. We are a friendly group and love our photography. Come along one evening. You will be very welcome!

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Organisations Royal British Legion Malden & Coombe Branch Whilst we have the first signs of Summer leaving us, Malden and Coombe members have continued to enjoy themselves and attended a BBQ held by our deputy Chairman and his wife. Great food and great company! However with the thoughts of Autumn in our minds, the Committee know that in the next few weeks our busiest time will be upon us. This is where you all can be included in Malden and Coombe RBL, even if you aren’t a member!! We are hoping that some more of the great residents of New Malden will join us in collecting for the Poppy Appeal. We need people to stand for 1 or 2 hour slots in arranged locations within the New Malden area with the hope of raising more money than ever for our brave veterans and serving members of the Services and their families. There are many charities that collect and help the forces but these generally help specific branches and conflicts. The Royal British Legion helps anyone from every branch of the services past and present and has done since 1921.That is some record So if you can help us this year please let us know on 0776 476 9858 or email Tina on poppiesmc@hotmail.com. We also have a sign up day on 6th October at Guide Hall Tadworth Avenue KT36DJ between 12 and 2pm. This is for volunteering to collect, make up boxes or handing out tins. However if you don’t feel you are able to help us then please just buy a Poppy from one of us who are standing in the High Street. And stop for a chat if you have time. It can get a bit lonely! We also have a facebook page (Malden and Coombe Royal British Legion) we put loads of information on there. Of course, the other main event this time of year is Remembrance Sunday which falls on 11th November this year. Very poignant as it will be exactly 100 years since the guns stopped on the Western Front. We are planning a special service this year in the High Street and hope to see the residents support us, as you always do. The Branch members

work very hard to put the service together every year and have done since 1924. If you want to find out how to become a member of Malden and Coombe RBL please contact Roger on 07572 390203 or myself on 07900482379 or the main Gateway number which is also for information how to help service personnel in need 0808 802 8080 TO THE MEMORY OF THE FALLEN AND THE FUTURE OF THE LIVING

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